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Principal Application Security Architect with Generative AI experience

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ADP is hiring a Principle Application Security Architect with Generative AI experience

Unlock Your Career Potential: Global Security Organization at ADP. Do you have a passion for going on the offensive to safeguard critical information? As ADP's Global Security Organization (GSO), we know that our clients rely on us for human capital management solutions, but beyond that, they entrust us with one of their most valuable assets: their employee data. We are honored by this trust and are laser focused on securing data at every step in the information lifecycle, ensuring integrity, confidentiality and compliance with industry and government regulations at all times. From the cloud to the data center and across every emerging device, you'll join a team of experts in the GSO who are always staying one step ahead in this ever-changing world of data by continually evolving our strategies and technologies to protect ADP and our clients.


In this role, you will work alongside with passionate IT security practitioners and product development teams to enforce and deploy best application security architecture practices. You will join the Product Security team within ADP’s Global Security Organization (GSO) that has a key role to drive the business forward with strategic capabilities to enable secure development and support of products, solutions, and services for use across the ADP ecosystem. The application security architects within the team have strong application security skills to provide guidance in proper security controls to ADP applications. You will conduct security architecture reviews and design reviews of ADP products or vendor solution integration including Generative AI technology. You have experience explaining the prioritization of the security controls to be integrated as part of our Secure by Design model that internal teams will understand. As the architect partners with all R&D teams at ADP, you will communicate to, motivate, and influence cross functional teams. Your daily activities will require you to lead team members to deliver application security architecture services.

To thrive in this role, you'll need to have experience in considering security principles applicable to Generative AI. You’ll also need a solid understanding in secure coding practices, secure software development lifecycle and DevSecOps principles, and a solid understanding of technologies, including APIs, distributed systems design including cloud environments like AWS and Azure. You strive to learn new security frameworks and new technologies and find ways to incorporate what you learn into your consulting activities.

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Here's what you can expect on a typical day:

  • Generative AI Security you will partner with product development teams that are embedding Generative AI technologies in ADP products to help in identifying threats and security gaps and to ensure proper guardrails are implemented.
  • General Security Architecture Consultation: You will provide consulting services to various organizations on existing or new application architectures to ensure compliance with security standards and the application of secure design patterns and software development best practice.
  • Influence over Developers and Architects. Influence security champions, engineers, and other technologists to adopt secure functionality and strengthen security maturity. You will communicate with them giving them confidence you understand their challenges. Provide them with support on challenging issues and hold them accountable.
  • Controls Prioritization. You will prioritize technical controls based on risk-based criticality. Ensure that solution architects are focused on most critical standards and controls. Work with R&D at global scale to implement the most critical controls, and to identify and quickly remediate the most critical vulnerabilities.
  • Security Technology. You'll be involved in strategic projects to deliver global security solutions to enforce web applications and APIs security posture, and to enforce secure development lifecycle principles (Shift-Left, Security by Design).
  • Continuous Learning. An eagerness to learn will help you keep up with ever-changing technologies and threat landscape and maintain the ability to assess new technologies and new developed products. You are comfortable and thrive in an autonomous role since that will be essential for your success.
  • Policies and Standards. You will collaborate in maintaining and enhancing the application security policies, standards, and security best practices.


  • You have 10+ years of experience in relevant skills gained and developed in the same or similar role.
  • You have experience in addressing security challenges related to Generative AI.
  • You have experience in team management focusing on team members skills and strengths to deliver expected services or project deliverables.
  • You have experience in performing security design and application architecture reviews based on risk assessment and threat modeling (STRIDE-LM) in enterprise class organization.
  • You have expertise in application development across multiple languages and platforms, including APIs, hybrid cloud environments and containers, to be able to provide secure design patterns and secure coding advice.
  • You have expertise is Secure Software Development Life Cycle and DevSecOps methodologies and tooling.
  • You possess significant knowledge of regulations as GDPR and HIPAA, and industry standards as NIST Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) and OWASP Projects (Top 10s, Software Assurance Maturity Model, Application Security Verification Standard) to ensure that applications meet compliance requirements.
  • You experience with vulnerability scanning tools, penetration testing methodologies, and interpreting the results to identify weaknesses in applications.
  • You possess knowledge of security technologies as Identity and Access Management solutions, Secrets management systems.
  • You experience in project management (project plan, gant, deliverables management, reporting), technical planning, design requirements, vendor evaluations and selection.
  • You must be able to function in a dynamic environment subject to impromptu changes in schedules and priorities.
  • You demonstrate well-developed organizational, written communication, and analytical skills.
  • CISSP and other security certifications preferred


  • Have courageous team collaboration.Courage comes from how associates are willing to have difficult conversations, speak up, be an owner, and challenge one another's ideas to find the best solution.
  • Deliver at epic scale.We deliver real user outcomes using strong judgment and good instincts. We're obsessed with the art of achieving simplicity with a focus on client happiness and productivity.
  • Be surrounded by curious learners.We align ourselves with other smart people in an environment where we grow and elevate one another to the next level. We encourage our associates to listen, stay agile, and learn from mistakes.
  • Act like an owner & doer.Mission-driven and committed to leading change, you will be encouraged to take on any challenge and solve complex problems. No tasks are beneath or too great for us. We are hands-on and willing to master our craft.
  • Give back to others. Always do the right thing for our clients and our community and humbly give back to the community where we live and work. Support our associates in times of need through ADP's Philanthropic Foundation.
  • Join a company committed to equality and equity. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions.

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